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A sample pack from Upton – I have been interested in trying a few different Ceylon teas lately as I think I’ve been missing out on the good stuff all these years. :)

I steeped this via regular infuser mug method. I really needed something to wake me up this morning so I’m hoping this will be a good choice. I’m definitely getting some nice cocoa and caramel notes out of this one. Rose aroma? hmmm. Perhaps. Every so slightly.

I found this tea to be a bit on the astringent side (but not bitter). I did seem to enjoy it more when I added soymilk to it. Not the best ceylon I’ve ever had, but certainly a solid choice for the morning time.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Scott B

How does Upton package their samples?

TeaBrat

you get them in a small foil envelope. I have to admit it does bother me that I can’t recycle or reuse them once I’ve opened it.

Scott B

I know what you mean-but I would think you could recycle foil-unless maybe it’s the mylar-type stuff.

But, are the packets sealed shut? I don’t like packets that use twisty-ties or manual zip lock bags.

TeaBrat

they are indeed sealed shut.

Scott B

Cool. I’ve been thinking about ordering some.

TeaBrat

Do it! :)

Doug F

I really like this tea as one of my everyday drinkers. It’s a very reliable work-horse of a tea. I find myself reaching for it fairly often when I just don’t feel like anything too exotic.

ScottTeaMan

It’s been a while since I’ve had this one, but I found it really good for the $$$!

Scott—THIS IS SCOTT. No, I’m not your inner voice, but right now I should be. Order the Damn tea! I implore you. I’ve missed out on quite a few teas because I kept “thinking” about it too long. This is one they restock yearly so you shouldn’t have trouble with that, but just DO IT! :))

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Scott B

How does Upton package their samples?

TeaBrat

you get them in a small foil envelope. I have to admit it does bother me that I can’t recycle or reuse them once I’ve opened it.

Scott B

I know what you mean-but I would think you could recycle foil-unless maybe it’s the mylar-type stuff.

But, are the packets sealed shut? I don’t like packets that use twisty-ties or manual zip lock bags.

TeaBrat

they are indeed sealed shut.

Scott B

Cool. I’ve been thinking about ordering some.

TeaBrat

Do it! :)

Doug F

I really like this tea as one of my everyday drinkers. It’s a very reliable work-horse of a tea. I find myself reaching for it fairly often when I just don’t feel like anything too exotic.

ScottTeaMan

It’s been a while since I’ve had this one, but I found it really good for the $$$!

Scott—THIS IS SCOTT. No, I’m not your inner voice, but right now I should be. Order the Damn tea! I implore you. I’ve missed out on quite a few teas because I kept “thinking” about it too long. This is one they restock yearly so you shouldn’t have trouble with that, but just DO IT! :))

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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